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called it a moral obscenity and culminated by today where joe biden said there's no doubt the assad regime is responsible. >> mike, the american people are wary of any military involvement in syria. how does the president sell this military action? >> what's important to keep in mind john, this is the second time this year that the obama administration has judge assad to have deployed these chemical weapons. the president has been very hesitant to get involved in the course of the three years of civil conflict under withering response from john mccain on capitol hill. there has been this hesitancy and obviously a war weariness on the part of the american public. i think a good gaining of where the milk stands -- gauge of where the public stands, the point might be academic bit that point john. >> mike thank you. >>> momentum for military intervention, is building in syria as well. president says he's ready to punish those who gassed sifnlings and the british government recalled people to placement. >> david cameron cut short his summer holiday and returned to london to decide what a
vowed that they would fight any u.s. attack at all costs. vice president joe biden joined the course of top officials here in the administration saying today, that president assad and syria was responsible for these chemical attacks and vice president biden suggested there may be unilateral action that could be imminent without congressional or.n. approval. that's interesting, back in the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate biden said of then president bush, if he attacked iran without approval he should be impeached. the boston globe, we checked this, gave all of the candites in 2008 questionnaires for written questions. we checked them and one focused on whether a president could bomb iran without authorization from congress. then senator obama answered that question by saying, the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. i pressed jay carney on that point today in the daily briefing and also, meanwhile, republicans like john mccain ton
the alleged use of chemical weapons by the assad regime. speaking last night, u.s. vice president joe biden said there was no doubt chemical weapons were used and those responsible should be held accountable. the british prime minister david cameron's office backed the white house earlier today saying both governments had clear evidence the regime carried out the attacks. cameron reconvened parliament early to vote for a motion on syria on thursday, but some surrounding cautious on international intervention. sergey lavrov has reportedly warned the u.n. that an attack on syria would destabilize the region. hadly gamble is with us on set. >> the russians aren't the only ones worried about what a post assad syria would look like. i had a chance to catch up with an egyptian billionaire and he said, yes, he thinks assad's days are numbered but is deeply troubled about what will happen to the country when assad is gone. >> the problem right now is exactly that. we want to help the syrian people to get out of dictatorship. that is for sure. but under no way fanatic, terroristic elements that oper
and talking in those sorts of context. by yesterday, we had joe biden presenting what is largely a circumstance case that's put forth publicly by this point that is namely, we know that chemical weapons were deployed, and that the assad regime that the method to deliver those weapons. they are the only ones that could have done it, biden said there is no doubt. the report will be declassified and released perhaps as early at tomorrow morning. >> you mentioned a shift in tone. the president will be giving a speech today centered on peace commemorating the 50t 50th anniversary of martin luther king's march on washington. is there any way we could be firing rockets at syria before he delivers that speech? >> i seriously doubt that number one for the optics, number two, the u.n. in texters are on the ground. we expect the administration to release a case publicly that gets away from the circumstance case that you and i are talking about and present a more factual case, specific examples of how the assad regime went forward with this. that's what we're expecting. i don't expect this t
.n. security council condemning the chem wall weapons attack and vice president joe biden using some of the strongest language yet at an event yesterday. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women, and children should and must be held accountable. >> nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in turkey near the border of syria. are they talking about a military strike there? >> reporter: they certainly are and turkey would be a willing participant in this. turkey said it's willing to pay any price to see bashar al assad go. the question now is what is the role of the u.n. and the u.n. investigators? today in damascudamascus, the t from the u.n. left their hotel after a 24-hour delay. they went to the suburbs outside of damascus and continued their work. the united nations says that these investigations should continue and that a full process should be allowed to run its course before any military action is take
evidence of chemical attacks vice president joe biden said there is no evidence that gassed their own people. echoing calls for military action and some reports suggest the countdown to u.s. strikes could now be mere hours. cnn's chris lawrence is at his post at the pentagon. good morning, chris. >> good morning, carol. well, yes, the military is ready, but u.s. officials say there is still work to be done behind the scenes. that includes making sure allies have the authorization they need. making calls to key members of congress and declassifying some of the proof that details of which may surprise you. the latest warning to syria comes directly from the white house. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> another sign to expect action, u.s. officials all but telling u.n. inspectors, get out of the way. >> it's clear the security situation isn't safe for the team in syria. >> reporter: the defense secretary told the bbc u.s. ships are positioned and preparations complete. >> we are ready to go. >> reporter:
of the intelligence which vice president joe biden says proves who was to blame for the mass casualties. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> reporter: the british parliament will hold an emergency session thursday to vote on a motion authorizing military action. although president obama has not yet made a final decision, u.s. officials expect the strike to begin soon after that. sharon chin, kpix 5. >> it's important to note the white house has said it will not use any military strike to try to oust the current syrian president. >>> "new york times" website is still down now hours after it was hacked. a group calling itself the syrian electric army claims they are behind the website attack. the group supports the syrian government. this is the second time in a month the "times" website has been hacked. >>> today marks 50 years since martin luther king, jr. proclaimed his dream of a world where racism and inequality did not exist. this is a live look at the memorial built in his honor. and today the nation remembers his sp
's crucial to determining what punishment as i think joe biden called it, and the french ministers have been saying. there must be a consequence, a price to be paid for having done this. in principle i agree with that. but we must be sure we're punishing the right person, and -- and i'm taking the purely intellectual or perhaps slightly political point that it's in everyone's interest that the indication of that person, that authority that is held responsible, be not simply on the basis of gut feeling or the best -- you know, that's what we think. we need it as hard evidence to show the world the proof. and once that is done, the picture will look very different indeed. >> tonight there are indications president obama has a number of options to deal with syria. patty has more. >> reporter: the obama administration says it will respond to this, but the goal, they insist is not to get rid of the syrian president but to send him a message. >> it is not our policy to respond to this transgression with a regime change. >> reporter: they say no decision has been made, but it seems likely the respo
obama has been strangely silent on this subject in recent days. leaving it to vice president joe biden yesterday to make the case for a war. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> and the white house is expected to release newly de classified ingenls to make the administration pay for the syrian regime is responsible for a chemical weapons attack killed hundreds last week. at the same time the white house is careful to say bish
days. leaving it to vice president joe biden yesterday to make the case for a war. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> and the white house is expected to release newly de classified ingenls to make the administration pay for the syrian regime is responsible for a chemical weapons attack killed hundreds last week. at the same time the white house is careful to say bish char al-assad will not be a target to any military action. >> the options we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> critics wonder this, if assad is not the car get what is the goal in syria and will limited action a quick wave of missile strikes make a bad situation even worse? >> i know for a fact from my own contacts inside syria with the opposition forces they have high expectations because this is the first time anybody has done anything to help them. if all we do is something symbolic they will be devastated. >> nati
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congressional okay, joe biden in 2007 said he would personally push for impeachment charges. the obama-biden team has had an evolution in the last few years about getting a congressional okay. >> interesting word for it. ed henry, thank you. the united nations says it wants western leaders to wait for a report from the u.n. weapons inspectors before taking any military action. those inspectors went back to the scene of the alleged war crime today we're told. "fox report's" chief correspondent jonathan hunt live now. jonathan, the u.s. does not necessarily need the u.n.'s permission for this. >> no, it doesn't, but like president bush in the run-up to the iraq war president obama might feel that it is worth being seen to try to get some sort of consensus at the united nations security council. u.n. officials certainly made the point today that they believe that effort is worthwhile and indeed necessary. listen. >> i do know that president obama, the american administration, are not known to be trigger happy. what they will decide, i don't know. >> the problem with bringing in the securi
president joe biden, who used a previously scheduled speech before the american legion to make those remarks. at the white house, spokesman jay carney was in day two of setting expectations. >> it is not our policy position to respond to this through regime change. we will take an appropriate response, and we are evaluating, the president and his team are evaluating the options available to them. and the president will make an assessment and an announcement in due time. >> defense secretary chuck hagel made clear that u.s. military forces are ready. >> suffice to say the options are there, the united states department of defense is ready to carry out those options. if that would occur, that would occur also in coordination with our international partners. >> but you're ready to go like that? >> we're ready to go like that. >> meanwhile, closest allies are lining up in agreement. british prime minister david cameron. >> now, of course, any action we take, or others take, would have to be legal, would have to be proportiona proportionate. it would have to be specifically to deter and degrade t
it was vice president joe biden who condemned syria. he became the highest ranking u.s. official to accuse president bashar assad's government of a chemical weapons attack on civilians. >> the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> the administration is rounding up support from its allies including the french government, who is vowing retaliation. and today the arab league also called for justice. so what would a u.s. intervention overseas mean for us here at home? linda yee explains. >> reporter: u.s. warships wait off the coast of syria ready to launch missiles. the syrian government is suspected. chemical poison attack -- of the chemical poison attack against its citizens in civil war. some of america's allies are calling for punishment. iraq's ambassador to the u.s. spoke of the horror at a meeting in san francisco. >> the tragedy of what's happening to our brothers is unacceptable. the dictatorship which has been imposed is unacceptable. >> reporter: in an interview with k
. >> ezra klein, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >>> coming up, vice president joe biden says that syria's government must be held accountable for its actions. and tomorrow marks 50 years since the march on washington, president obama will speak at tomorrow's celebration. joy reid will have a preview of what she believes the president will say. >>> and in the rewrite tonight. a brooklyn high school student. and new york city michael bloomberg, michael kelly and the policy of stop-and-frisk. [ mal] getting to know you is how we help you choose the humana medicare plan that works best for you. mi familia. ♪ [ male announcer ] we want to help you achieve your best health, so you can keep doing the things that are important to you. taking care of our customers. taking care of her. and the next thing on our list is bungee jumping. [ male announcer ] helping you -- now that's what's important to us. but you had to leave rightce to now, would you go? world, man: 'oh i can't go tonight' woman: 'i can't.' hero : that's what expedia asked me. host: book the flight but you have to go r
happening, that killed, what we're seeing many people. vice president joe biden is saying there is is now doubt the assad regime is to blame and right now the u.s. has warships, four of them, in the mediterranean. crews missiles are ready to be fired but the obama administration has to still work out some of the details in considering how the assad regime will respond. our chief white house correspondent ed henry live at the white house with the very latest. ed, good morning to you. are they planning on getting congressional authorization first? >> reporter: it does not look like it, jamie. the situation getting worse by the hour. israel on high alert, worried about possible retaliation by the syrian regime. in the last few moments turkish foreign minister is being prepared and turkey is on high alert at this hour to protect turkish interests. vice president biden, becoming the latest and highest official here at the white house saying in fact they believe the syrian regime is responsible for that chemical weapons attack, inching to move forward on u.s. military action. remember in the 20
that joe biden made in that sound bite we just heard and other administration officials have made this week. >> do you think the u.s. credibility is at stake so now an attack is inevitable? >> nothing is inevitable where military action is concerned. any president or adviser to a president will tell you that. but everything we get here this week suggest this is on a very sustained momentum. the president is building the case not just within congress but also trying to communicate to other world leaders this is a violation of an international norm that has been standing since the early part of the 20th century. it cannot be ignored. and some form of military punishment must be exacted to underscore the international community's revulsion about the use of chemical weapons and to hold the syrian regime accountable. >> several lawmakers have called on obama to get congressional approval before launching an attack. where's the white house standing on dealing with congress and the u.n. on this? >> two things, anthony. the administration says it will consult with congress but doesn't necessarily n
an actual or imminent threat to the nation. that was then. vice president joe biden, when he was a senator back in 2007, in a different context going to war against iran, said this -- i want i want to make it clear, and i made it clear to the president, that if he takes the nation to war in iran without congressional approval, i will make it my business to impeach him. that's a fact. that is a fact. >> that is a fact. he said, that is a fact, if he goes to war against iran without congressional approval, i will call for his impeachment. you know, john, iran is a major supporter of syrian president assad. the iranians say they will retaliate itches that's one of the strategic calculations about how to do the military operation, one of the great skepticism you get in congress, you talk to retired diplomats and generals, can you deliver that blunt force on syria, as the president is plachbing, without causing a domino effect. look at a map, you know the whole gulf region right there. the administration is trying to come up with a plan that punishing syria without having a ripple effect. wolf,
not happened. the more jay carney say it's logical and joe biden say it's undeniable, the more we undermine our case because we haven't advanced independent verification of this happening. >> this is the most interesting thing i heard all day. >> hearing this perspective is interesting and useful. try to put it all together. thank you. appreciate it. appreciate it very much. >> and we do. waiting for a long time for all of these other -- >> here we are, i'm so glad we had that interview. >> here we are. we know it happened, we -- like which gas it was. trying to figure out which division of assad did it and we're just assuming all this, then the arab street which has a totally different perspective. this is a complete mess. what we should do. you heard what his recommendation is, do nothing. >> let europe and the people in nearby countries handle it. >> good luck with that. coming up, the debt appointment. what to expect from housing, employment and the economy. senator john mccain weighs in on possible military responses to chemical attacks in syria. he's going to join us. i've been doing a fe
: when he was senator. >> steve: and also joe biden said back in 2007, the president has no authority to take the country to war unless we're attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked and biden then suggested the president war making was an impeachable offense. meanwhile, take a live look right now on this wednesday at the reverend martin luther king, junior memorial on the mall in our nation's capitol n. a few hours o'clock thousands will gather around that to mark 50 years since reverend king's iconic "i have a dream" speech. kelly wright is live at the lincoln memorial with more. we can hear you. >> steve, good morning to you as well. it was on that particular day that martin luther king, junior delivered a dream that became iconic, up with of the most powerful seasons in american history. actually what took place here 50 years ago actually changed the way americans think about race. on that historic day, 25,000 people marched in washington for jobs and freedom. they came to call for an end to racial inequality and embrace the dream of dr. martin luther kin
president joe biden, have charged that president bashar assad's government used deadly chemical weapons near da has cuts last week. u.n. inspectors have not said whether they've reached that conclusion. now a discussion on egypt's political future and its relationship with the united states. speakers include middle east analyst and former state department officials from the project on middle east democracies, the atlantic council and the brookings institution. monica coleman was the host for this hourlong national press club newsmakers event. [inaudible conversations] >> good morning. welcome to the national press club's newsmaker event on crisis this egypt. before we get started, i'd like to go over a few housekeeping rules. first, again, if you haven't already silenced your phone and other electronic devices, could you leads do so at this time. also this is a press conference-type forum. it will be approximately an hour. each speaker will talk for 5-10 minutes, and then there will be a q&a. q&as are limited to members of the credentialed press and members of the press club. when you are ca
legion convention in houston, vice president joe biden pledged syria must be held accountable. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> the prime targets, planes, rocket launchers, and artillery used to launch deadly chemicals but not the chemical weapons themselves. and the syrian leadership, including bashir al assad, are not on the target list. there's no word this morning that president obama has given the order. once he does, it could be just a matter of hours before those missiles are flying. matt? >> all right, jim. thanks so much. retired four-star general barry mccaffrey is an nbc news analysis. good morning. good to see you. >> morning, matt. >> let me start by asking you this. some sources in the administration have been briefing reporters on background about our possible course of action against the syrian military, the weapons of choice and perhaps even the timing of it. what good comes of that? why are they doing that? >> well, it's hard to say. this strikes me as very confused signaling of political in
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